LA Times Gets Hits with Wiki Stick

LA Times Gets Hits with Wiki Stick: “

LW Timespedia

(Update: somewhat obvious April Foolery!) News of a very surprising and innovative move in journalism: The former Los Angeles Times has transitioned to become The Los Wikiless Timespedia, ‘continuously updated by the fine people of Los Angeles and the World.’

‘We tried basically all the gimmicks we know,’ said new Editor-in-Chief Tony Cahter, recently promoted from the depleted typesetting staff. ‘Different fonts. Moving Marmaduke to the front page. Everything.’

The wiki news system allows readers to enter and edit articles as they please.

‘If you see an article you don’t like or don’t agree with, just change it. Then if the next person doesn’t like that, they can change it back. We call it an editocracy.’

At least, that’s what the site said a few minutes ago. You’d better check it out yourself if you want to see what it says now, or if you want to contribute.

(Via Grand Text Auto.)

Howard Rheingold: Way-new collaboration

Transcript of Howard Rheingold’s TED-2005 talk about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action—and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group. As he points out, humans have been banding together to work collectively since our days of hunting mastodons.

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Using Social Networking Tools to Write a Book

Interesting… especially in the context of Aloha, and also potentially in the context of Baobab.

Using Social Networking Tools to Write a Book: “WikiTiki writes ‘Safari Books Online has a new interview with Barry Libert, one of the authors of ‘We are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business.’ Barry and his coauthors decided to create a wiki and invite the community to help build this book which aims to give advice on using social networking tools like blogs and wikis to businesses.

Barry has some interesting comments about both the challenges and payoffs in using social networking tools to create a book about social networking tools.’

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Nieuwe zakelijke modellen voor de transitieperiode

Michel Bauwens tipte me gisteren op een artikel in 6 minutes business:

Eindeloze groei in ons beperkt natuurlijk systeem is onmogelijk. Wij bevinden ons nu in een transitiefase waarin nieuwe peer-productiegemeenschappen zoeken naar ideale samenwerkingsvormen. En die zijn er in het internet, nu al, en ze hebben succes.

Lees meer over Nieuwe zakelijke modellen voor de transitieperiode waar open source, crowd sourcing en peer-to-peer het kompas zijn.

Collective Intelligence


Converted my highlights from Pierre Lévy’s Collective Intelligence—Mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace to my wiki.

Pierre Lévy’s vision towards the noosphere…

Key words: nomadic earth, molar technologies, anthropological spaces, collective intellect, informational universe, commodity space, knowledge space, molecular politics, preceding spaces, collective intelligence, agent intellect, territorial space, intelligent city, fourth space, angelic body, intelligent communities, intelligent community, intellectual technologies.

Beware, it’s 100 KB.

How to create Hot Crowds

How to create Hot Crowds: Hot Groups are high performing teams with six characteristics:

  1. Hot teams are highly dedicated to end results and are enthusiastic
  2. They thrive on ridiculous deadlines and high hurdles to take
  3. They are irreverent and non-hierarchical, playing around and having fun
  4. They are made up of widely divergent disciplines and abilities
  5. They use an open and eclectic workspace
  6. Hot teams connect to the outside world and look for solutions outside themselves

(Via CrowdsourcingDirectory.)

Briljante Programmeurs Netwerk

Sanne Roemen en Daan Kortenbach doen een oproep om een coöp van briljante programmeurs op te zetten. Wat mij betreft breiden ze dat uit naar briljante ontwerpers, designers, architecten en projectleiders. En dan lekker agile aan de slag.

Als we dat nou eens naadloos kunnen samenvoegen met grote bedrijven op dit gebied. Een organisatievorm vinden waarbij beiden elkaar versterken. De groten zijn zeldzaam, veerkrachtig, geworteld en enorm. De eenpitters, tweepitters en gasstellen zijn met velen, klein, wendbaar en innovatief. Hoe kunnen ze elkaar versterken?!

Hey Sanne, Daan, Ik wil meedoen! Gaan we in augsutus om de tafel om dit verder vorm te geven?

Mijn gedicht “Wanneer Dan” vat het geheel samen.


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